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PowerCLI Cookbook by Philip Sellers

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Configuring coredump settings for an ESXi host from PowerCLI

While not as frequent as a Windows Blue Screen of Death, VMware's similar purple diagnostic screen is something you will run into from time to time due to a hardware problem, a driver issue, or a firmware issue on an ESXi host. In these cases, collecting diagnostic information from a crash is very important to diagnose and solve the problem. At the same time, it has become very common to boot your ESXi host from a USB or SD media rather than from traditional hard disks.

If you use a USB or SD media to boot, you need to send coredumps to a persistent location. You have several options. VMware ships a network-based coredump collector that installs with vCenter. You can specify a network ...

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